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Health officials pinpoint source of stomach illness outbreak

Published On: Aug 10 2013 10:03:43 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 10 2013 04:01:13 PM CDT
GREENBRIER, Tenn. -

More than 100 people have been sickened in Middle Tennessee which led to 62 teachers, from four different schools, calling in sick on Friday.  Now, state health officials say they have identified the sickness.

The Tennessee Department of Health says the outbreak of stomach illnesses is due to a norovirus.  The Department says the outbreak is in Greenbrier, Tennessee.

Officials began investigating the sickness in the middle of the week.

Although they have not pin-pointed the source of the illness, health officials say it is not considered a threat to the community.